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Oct 2, 2021 WISER
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WiSER invites you to the launch of D R E A D Facing Futureless Futures By David Theo Goldberg Dread: Facing Futureless Futures is a sustained analysis of the affect of dread, and its prompting by a range of contemporary conditions, from algorithmically driven technologies and the surging institutionalization of tracking capitalism; the proliferation of the pandemic; to gathering climatic and environmental devastation. The book examines how the social conditions have been created that threaten...
Topics: WISER, Goldberg, Futures, Dread
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WISER PUBLIC POSITIONS SERIES 2021 FANON AFTER FANON  Session 8 Makhosazana Xaba   (WiSER, Wits University)   Translating The Wretched of the Earth Into isiZulu Makhosazana Xaba will be in conversation with Hlonipha Mokoena  ( WiSER, Wits University ).
Topics: Fanon, Wretched of the Earth, isiZulu, Translation, Makhosazana Xaba, Hlonipha Mokoena
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Aug 13, 2021 WISER
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The Forge, WISER and the C150 Chair in Gender and African Politics invite you to a panel investigating the political economy of last month's events in Durban and Pietermaritzburg. Thursday, 12 August, 2021 - 18:00 All of the popular explanations circulating in the South African media accounting for last month's events are important : severe and worsening inequality, the unmanageable burden of lockdown, the prohibition of alcohol sales, police and government incompetence, and the planned efforts...
Topics: KZN, Durban, Zuma, Violence, Revolt, Looting
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The Forge, WISER and the C150 Chair in Gender and African Politics invite you to a panel investigating the political economy of last month's events in Durban and Pietermaritzburg. Thursday, 12 August, 2021 - 18:00 All of the popular explanations circulating in the South African media accounting for last month's events are important : severe and worsening inequality, the unmanageable burden of lockdown, the prohibition of alcohol sales, police and government incompetence, and the planned efforts...
Topics: KZN, Durban, Pietermaritzburg, Zuma
WISER PUBLIC POSITIONS SERIES 2021 FANON AFTER FANON Session 7 Alfred J. Lopez  (Purdue University) Fanon Reading Hegel & Amber Jamila Musser (CUNY Graduate Center) Reading Fanon with Deleuze and Guattari Wednesday, 21st July    at 6pm (Johannesburg time)
Topics: Fanon, Freund, Hegel
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WISER welcomes you to a panel discussion of the launch of the new book by William Beinart and Saul Dubow :  Scientific Imagination in South Africa : 1700 to the Present (Cambridge, 2021) The authors will be in discussion with Jacob Dlamini, Simon Schaffer and Himla Soodyall.  Chaired by Keith Breckenridge.
Topics: WISER, Scientific Imagination, South Africa
WISER invites you to the launch of Noah Tamarkin's Genetic Afterlives   Zoom Event https://wits-za.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwoce-urDooHtWsvbQTs4nIr6qI7A86t3Z6 The author will be in discussion with Nolwazi MKhwanazi,  Achille Mbembe and Kaushik Sunder Rajan. In 1997, M. E. R. Mathivha, an elder of the black Jewish Lemba people of South Africa, announced to the Lemba Cultural Association that a recent DNA study substantiated their ancestral connections to Jews. Lemba people subsequently...
Topics: Lemba, Jews, Judaism, Genetics
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Apr 29, 2021
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WiSER and Wits University Press welcomes you to an online discussion THE PLANETARY LIBRARY ACHILLE MBEMBE (University of the Witwatersrand) HOMI BHABHA (Harvard  University) Moderated by ATO QUAYSON (Stanford University) Wednesday, 28 th  April 2021, 6pm (Johannesburg time) Please register for this Zoom event in advance of the meeting https://wits-za.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_q7HImpCfSsuKlta39STbJA
Topics: Mbembe, Homi Bhabha, Ato Quayson, translation
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WISER PUBLIC POSITIONS SERIES 2021 FANON AFTER FANON Session 4 Wednesday, 21 st  April 6pm (SA Time) Camille Robcis    (Columbia University) Fanon and the Decolonization of Psychiatry From February to October of 2021, WiSER’s  PUBLIC POSITIONS Series  will present ten public thematic dialogues on the new generation of Fanon studies. Particular emphasis will be placed on the political and the clinical, the close communication between the two, how they impact upon one another and are at...
Topics: Fanon, Psychiatry, Colonialism
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Apr 8, 2021 Achille Mbembe
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Achille Mbembe    (WiSER, Wits University)   Fanon on the Matter of Breathing WISER PUBLIC POSITIONS SERIES 2021 FANON AFTER FANON  From February to October of 2021, WiSER’s  PUBLIC POSITIONS Series  will present ten public thematic dialogues on the new generation of Fanon studies. Particular emphasis will be placed on the political and the clinical, the close communication between the two, how they impact upon one another and are at times mistaken for each other.  Speakers are invited...
Topics: Fanon, Mbembe, Colonialism
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Mar 18, 2021
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WISER PUBLIC POSITIONS SERIES 2021 FANON AFTER FANON  From February to October of 2021, WiSER’s  PUBLIC POSITIONS Series  will present ten public thematic dialogues on the new generation of Fanon studies. Particular emphasis will be placed on the political and the clinical, the close communication between the two, how they impact upon one another and are at times mistaken for each other.   Speakers are invited to develop one or more arguments for 20 minutes each.    This will be...
Topics: Fanon, Race, Colonialism, Psychiatry, Philosophy
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Feb 25, 2021
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Jean Khalfa (Cambridge University) and Robert Young (New York University) with Achille Mbembe (WISER) Assembling & Disassembling & Reassembling Fanon
Topics: Fanon, Pschiatry, Colonialism, Race
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Dipesh Chakrabarty The Planetary Age in Human History For the past decade, historian Dipesh Chakrabarty has been one of the most influential scholars addressing the meaning of climate change and the implications of the Anthropocene for the practice of knowledge and theoretical imagination. Climate change, he argues, upends longstanding ideas of capitalism, history and globalization. This talk will introduce and elucidate the notion of a new "planetary age" in human history and discuss...
Topics: Chakrabarty, Anthropocene, Climate, Social Theory
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Sep 23, 2020
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Book Launch and Discussion of Lynn M. Thomas’s Beneath the Surface: A Transnational History of Skin Lighteners | 22 Sept, 2020 | 6pm https://wiser.wits.ac.za/event/book-launch-and-discussion-thomas-beneath-surface
Topics: WISER, Lynn Thomas, Book Launch, Beneath the Surface
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Zoom WISH seminar with Paul Gilroy on the intellectual biography of Stuart Hall.  More here:  https://wiser.wits.ac.za/content/rereading-stuart-hall-race-13486
Topics: WISER, Paul Gilroy, Stuart Hall, Race, Racism, Capitalism
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WISER On-line discussion of The Pink Line .  Mark Gevisser in discussion with Sharad Chari and Mpho Matsipa .
Topics: WISER, Global Queer Politics, Gevisser
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WISER Political Economy Seminar | Talk by Adam Tooze on the Political economy of anthropocene: Climate crisis v. Covid-19 | Wednesday, July 29 : 4pm
Topics: Anthropocene, Covid, Finance, Capitalism
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Adam Tooze talk on Covid and the Anthropocene to a South African audience
Topics: Anthropocene, Covid, Finance
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Jul 23, 2020 Keith Breckenridge
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WiSER invites you to participate online in the next PUBLIC POSITIONS session Rights to Life: Debating a Universal Income Grant   Speakers : Professors Shireen Hassim and Jim Ferguson and Drs Lumkile Mondi and Liz Fouksman   Shireen Hassim  is Canada150 Research Chair in Gender and African Politics at Carleton University, and Visiting Professor at WiSER. Her research interests include justice and redistribution and she has published on social welfare in South Africa. She co-edited ...
Topics: Basic Income Grant, South Africa, Inequality
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Nov 14, 2019 Daryl Glaser
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Daryl Glaser on Populism in South Africa
Topics: Populism, South Africa
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Apr 11, 2019 Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research
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"On the Restitution of African Art Objects" by Achille Mbembe Lecture 1: "African Objects in Western Thought" Chair: Hlonipha Mokoena Date: March 6, 2019 Lecture 2: "People and Things in African Systems of Thought” Chair: Pamila Gupta Date: March 13, 2019 Lecture 3: "Debt, Reparation, Restitution" Chair: Richard Rottenburg Date: March 20, 2019 Held at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WiSER), University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg,...
Topics: Africa, art, restitution
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Jun 7, 2017 Achille Mbembe et al
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Audio of the launch, at WISER in Johannesburg, of the English translation of Achille Mbembe's Critique of Black Reason.  A very full room with well over 120 people attending.
Topics: WISER, Mbembe, Critique of Black Reason
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Sep 1, 2016 Keith Breckenridge
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Keith discussing biometric capitalism on the Bruce Whitfield Show on 702 and Cape Talk
Topics: Biometrics, Capitalism, Africa, Credit Scoring
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Jul 5, 2015
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Ackbar Abbas
Topics: Ackbar Abbas, JWTC2015, Sun City
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Reinventing Pan-Africanism in the Age of Xenophobia, Part 9
Topics: Pan-Africanism, xenophobia, WiSER, Wits
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Reinventing Pan-Africanism in the Age of Xenophobia, Part 8
Topics: Pan-Africanism, xenophobia, WiSER, Wits
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Part 7
Topics: Pan-Africanism, xenophobia, WiSER, Wits
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Thursday, June 4, 2015 Panel One: South Africa in the Geopolitics of the Continent Adekeye Adebajo, Gilbert Khadiagala, Anthony Bizos
Topics: Pan-Africanism, xenophobia, WiSER, Wits
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Wednesday, June 3, 2015 Round Table: Redrawing Colonial Boundaries: Pan-Africanism, Nationalism, and Cosmopolitanism Adam Habib, Gilbert Khadiagala (respondent), Eusebius McKaiser (moderator)
Topics: Pan-Africanism, xenophobia, WiSER, Wits
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Wednesday, June 3, 2015 Panel Four: The Making of the 'Foreign National' Niq Mhlongo, Tawana Kupe
Topics: Pan-Africanism, xenophobia, WiSER, Wits
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Wednesday, June 3, 2015 Panel Three: Xenophobia and African Migrants' Experiences (Bureaucracy, Documents and the Police) Ingrid Palmary, Shose Kessi
Topics: Pan-Africanism, xenophobia, WiSER, Wits
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Wednesday, June 3, 2015 Panel 2: Exile, Pan-African and Diasporic Solidarity Nomboniso Gasa, Mandla Langa, Raimi Gbadamosi
Topics: Pan-Africanism, xenophobia, WiSER, Wits
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Wednesday, June 3, 2015 Introduction: Sarah Nuttall Panel One: Africa in Diasporic and Continental Imagination Achille Mbembe, Xolela Mangcu
Topics: Pan-Africanism, xenophobia, WiSER, Wits
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Apr 10, 2014 WISER
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A recording of the event held at WISER on the 24th of March 2014, the first of the Public Positions series.  The panel discussed a paper by Jon Klaaren on the costs of justice in contemporary South Africa.
Topics: WISER, Justice, Public Positions, History and Politics, South Africa
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Dec 5, 2013
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Keith Breckenridge on the Money Show on Cape Talk / 702
Topics: South Africa, Tax, Boycotts, E-tolls
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Nov 6, 2013 WISER
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http://wiser.wits.ac.za/event/nelson-mandela-rugby-soccer-and-future-nation
Topics: Rugby, Race, Transformation, South Africa
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Mar 14, 2013 Catherine Burns
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Catherine Burns on Bruce Whitfield's Show "The World at Six" on Radio 702
Topics: WISER, Middle Class, Catherine Burns
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Feb 15, 2013 Keith Breckenridge
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Radio 702 discussion between Keith Breckenridge and Jenny Crwys-Williams about the state of the national archives in South Africa
Topics: South Africa, Archives